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1972 Yankee 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 22 of 31
Sunday, August 20, 1972 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:58:31
Average Speed: 134.416 mph
Pole Speed: 157.607 mph
Cautions: 3 for 26 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 cl
Attendance: 27,404
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 421   David Pearson Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'71 Mercury20013,385running124
2 312   Bobby Allison Coca-Cola   (Richard Howard)'72 Chevrolet2009,230running26
3 271   Bobby Isaac K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'72 Dodge1996,525running34
4 143   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)'72 Dodge1995,475running6
52098   Cale Yarborough Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Mercury1962,150running0
61048   James Hylton Pop Kola   (James Hylton)'71 Ford1952,050running2
72272   Benny Parsons L.G. DeWitt'71 Mercury1951,875running0
82345   Bill Seifert Bill Seifert'71 Mercury1941,825running0
9272   Dave Marcis Roger Penske'72 Matador1941,725running0
111430   Walter Ballard Ballard Racing   (Vic Ballard)'71 Mercury1921,550running0
121564   Elmo Langley Elmo Langley'71 Ford1911,525running0
151224   Cecil Gordon Cecil Gordon'71 Mercury1891,450running0
16344   John Sears J. Marvin Mills Heating & Air   (J. Marvin Mills)'70 Plymouth1881,415running0
193010   Bill Champion Bill Champion'71 Ford1851,380running0
181976   Ben Arnold Ben Arnold'71 Ford1871,375running0
202447   Raymond Williams Raymond Williams'71 Ford1851,365running0
212125   Jabe Thomas Don Robertson'70 Plymouth1851,350running0
22188   Ed Negre Ed Negre'70 Dodge1841,335running0
23167   Dean Dalton Dean Dalton'71 Mercury1841,320running0
243719   Henley Gray Henley Gray'71 Ford1841,305running0
282879   Frank Warren Frank Warren'70 Dodge1551,280running0
263877   Charlie Roberts Henley Gray'72 Ford1771,275running0
293570   J.D. McDuffie J.D. McDuffie'71 Chevrolet1541,245running0
40 990   Dick Brooks Junie Donlavey'72 Ford91,175engine0
101192   Larry Smith Harley Smith'71 Ford1931,125running0
133205   David Sisco Charlie McGee'72 Chevrolet1911,000running0
141361   Clarence Lovell Bierschwale-Haverlah   (Don Bierschwale)'71 Ford190975running0
173323   Mel Larson Don Robertson'70 Plymouth187905running0
251784   Dick May Buster Davis'70 Dodge178790running0
362631   Jim Vandiver O.L. Nixon'72 Dodge34770engine0
27365   Doc Faustina Doc Faustina'70 Plymouth171765running0
30 718   Joe Frasson Joe Frasson'72 Dodge151735crash7
312557   David Ray Boggs David Ray Boggs'70 Dodge145720engine0
32 688   Ron Keselowski Roger Lubinski'70 Dodge110715water pump0
33 867   Buddy Arrington Buddy Arrington'70 Dodge104710engine0
34 514   Coo Coo Marlin Cunningham-Kelley   (H.B. Cunningham)'72 Chevrolet91705rear end1
35290   George Altheide George Altheide'70 Dodge87700transmission0
374055   Ron Grana Ron Grana'70 Chevrolet31690transmission0
383949   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'70 Plymouth19685engine0
393101   Earle Canavan Earle Canavan'71 Plymouth12680engine0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Earl Brooks26Brooks RacingEarl BrooksFord
Bill Shirey74Wings and WheelsBill ShireyPlymouth

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Isaac11919
  Bobby Allison20201
  Bobby Isaac213515
  Coo Coo Marlin36361
  James Hylton37382
  Joe Frasson39457
  Bobby Allison46516
  Richard Petty52576
  David Pearson5815497
  Bobby Allison1551551
  David Pearson1561561
  Bobby Allison1571582
  David Pearson15917315
  Bobby Allison1741774
  David Pearson1781825
  Bobby Allison1831853
  David Pearson1861872
  Bobby Allison1881969
  David Pearson1972004